Classroom visits

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 9:38pm
Carla Ramsdell, engineer with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at AppState, often visits classrooms around the county with her bag of tricks. This time it was Ms. Meredith Boggs and Ms. Anne Donadio’s 1st Grade classes at Cove Creek. She was invited to speak to the student about what magnets are and how they work. With students from both classes waiting eagerly and very quietly on the rug in the center of the classroom, Ms. Ramsdell introduced herself and started her presentation by...
Hardin Park 1st Graders Waiting for Some Volcanic Action
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 3:47pm
The students in Ms. Maria Nash's First Grade at Hardin Park have "Genius Hour" every other Friday. During this time, students explore a topic that is of interest to them. To read more about the concept behind Genius Hour, visit http://www.geniushour.com/. One of the groups of inquisitive minds in Ms. Nash's class decided to do their Genius Hour project on volcanoes. When Mr. Terry Gunnell-Beck, the first grade teacher assisstant, contacted the Geology Department at AppState for some teaching...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 12:42am
Geology Department faculty recently partnered with Mr. Clint Byers (8th Grade science teacher at Two Rivers Community School) to develop and test a science outreach unit on The History of the Earth. The unit revolved around the Big Question: “How does anyone know what happened if nobody was there?” The learning cycle was developed by Marta Toran, Laura Mallard and Dr. Andy Heckert. Ms Laura Mallard (Geology Department) visited the classroom for a lesson on fossils as evidence for events in the...
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:11pm
Sirens, newts, spotted salamanders, leopard frogs and toads are among the amphibians that made an appearance at Cove Creek School's 2nd Grade this Fall. Ms. Reece's class was part of the pilot herpetology program put together by Worth Pugh, Manager of Animal Collections at AppState's Biology Department and Marta Toran from the Secondary Science Education program. This outreach offering is part of a wider effort to increase natural science awareness among students in Watauga schools and to make...